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December 4, 2020

Fieldstream Farm Festival of Lights

Check out this drive-thru Christmas light show with approximately one million lights on display! This light display features The Tunnel of Lights, an LED-lit tunnel featuring 200,000 lights! Tickets must be purchased online in advance. $20/car, up to 8 people; Through December 31st, Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 – 9:45 pm; 8008 Old Stage Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

Celebrate the season by enjoying the lights, singing along and dancing to the music in your car! Each show will run 25 minutes with a 5 minute intermission between shows. If you would like to stay in your vehicle, tune into 103.3 FM to hear the music. Free; Through December 31st, Sunday – Thursday, 5:30 – 10 pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:30 – 11 pm; 10 S. Cypress St, Wendell, NC 27591

Piper Lights

Piper Lights is a local, family-run Christmas light display in Wake Forest. This started as a tiny manger scene 30 years ago and now features 7 acres of lights. Their goal is to spread joy and the Christmas spirit to all. This is a drive-thru experience only.  Free, but donations are greatly appreciated; Through January 1st, Sunday – Thursday, 5:30 – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:30 – 10 pm; 5725 Fixit Shop Rd, Wake Forest, NC

Lights of North Hills

Join in the first ever Lights of North Hills! Every night for one week make your way to The Commons for a holiday light show that runs every 30 minutes! The first show begins at 6 pm with the final show starting at 9:30 pm. Please remember to wear your masks and social distance. Free; Friday through December 11th, 6 pm – 9:30 pm; 4158 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC 27609

Fuquay Mineral Spring Park Holiday Lights

The Fuquay Mineral Spring Park will be decorated with lights beginning the first week in December and you are invited to venture down to the park to see the majestic holiday lights. Free; Through December 31st, nightly, 10 pm; 105 W. Spring St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

A Very Tipsy Christmas at The Haymaker

The Haymaker will be transformed into a holiday cocktail wonderland. This year’s holiday-themed takeover at The Haymaker is going to look a little different. Thanks to permission from The City of Raleigh, Highwoods, and Dominion Realty (DRP), and with help from ThemeWorks, The Haymaker has lit up a large tent in the courtyard at 555 Fayetteville Street #115 for serving a signature collection of holiday-themed cocktails. The holiday-themed pop-up cocktail bar will be serving winter cocktails in an over-the-top festive setting with kitschy décor and the nostalgic energy of the best holiday party you’ve ever been to… socially distanced, of course. Masks and temperature checks will be required at arrival. This is an outdoor seated event. The inside of The Haymaker will be open for restrooms only. The Haymaker will also be providing individual bottled water at each seat and hand sanitizer at the door. $40 (includes one signature cocktail and a reserved seat. Additional drinks may be purchased separately during the experience); Through January 16th; 555 Fayetteville Street #115

Holiday Drive-in Movies

Perhaps one of the best things to come out of 2020—the resurgence of drive-in movies! Pack up the car to see these favorite flicks in a distance-friendly setting: The Grinch (12/4) at Spring Forest Road Park; Elf (12/5) at Spring Forest Road Park; A Preacher’s Wife (12/6) at Spring Forest Road Park; It’s A Wonderful Life (12/11) at Anderson Point Park; and The Polar Express (12/12) at Anderson Point Park. All events above are $5/car with food and drink available on-site. The following are $20/car with a food truck onsite: The Polar Express (12/11) at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park and The Polar Express (12/12) at the Wendell Community Center.

Complimentary Wine Tasting at Unwined on White

Join Unwined as they host one of their loyal distributors, who will be pouring sparkling wines from different regions! The tasting is complimentary and bottles will be available for purchase at discounted pricing! Free; Friday, 6 – 8 pm; 153 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

By Whitney

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